"Just what he’s done in the past and what you expect him to do, he’s the logical choice. He deserves it," Ventura said, per MLB.com.
Gee has spent the last week working on his mechanics with pitching coach Dan Warthen. Gee said the adjustment involved when he separates his hands during his delivery. The revision helps prevent his arm from dragging during the delivery.
"The ball was coming out of my hand a lot better than normal," Gee said.
"The thing about J.J. is, he's pitched a lot games, he's been through a lot of spring trainings, he's saved a lot of games, and I think that when the season starts it'll be a whole different game for him," Gibson said, per The Arizona Republic. "He's one of those guys."
Though, scouts have reported Putz's fastball has ranged from 86-90 mph this spring. He averaged 91.7 mph on his fastball last season, according to Pitch-f/x data.
"His velocity probably isn't where he wants it, but it's been there before," Gibson said.
Murphy is batting .133 (2 for 15) with one triple and two RBI through six spring games.